Paul Wilhelm von Wurttemberg

Paul Wilhelm von Württemberg

Duke Friedrich Paul Wilhelm von Württemberg (aka Paul Herzog von Württemberg) (1797-1860) was the nephew of Frederick I of Württemberg. He spent time exploring the American West and met the son of Sacajawea, Jean Baptiste Charbonneau.

After his initial meeting with Jean Baptiste Charbonneau in 1823 at the Kaw (Kansas) River, likely arranged by William Clark, Wilhelm left camp and headed north with plains veteran Toussaint Charbonneau, Jean Baptiste's father, hired as an interpreter. The Duke’s party spent five months in the upper Missouri country visiting trading forts, tribes and collecting scientific data.


He was the grandson of Friedrich II Eugen, Duke of Württemberg and the son of Eugen Friedrich Heinrich von Württemberg.


  • Paul von Württemberg: Early Sacramento: glimpses of John Augustus Sutter, the Hok farm, and neighboring Indian tribes, Sacramento: Sacramento Book Collectors Club, 1973 OCLC 3187671 ASIN B000GR0CVO
  • Paul von Württemberg: Paul Wilhelm, Duke of Württemberg Travels in North America 1822 -1824, Transl. by W. Robert Nitzke. Ed. by Savoie Lottinville Norman. University of Oklahoma Press, 1973 (reprint). The American Exploration and Travel Ser. Vol. 63''. ASIN B0006C3UE0


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